Suga to Invite Biden to Tokyo Games


Tokyo, March 26 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga suggested Friday that he will invite U.S. President Joe Biden to this summer's Tokyo Olympics during their talks in the United States next month.

Asked at a parliamentary committee meeting whether he will invite Biden to the Tokyo Games, postponed by one year due to the novel coronavirus crisis, Suga said, "I think that's only natural."

In a videoconference in February, all leaders of the Group of Seven advanced countries agreed to make efforts to lead the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to success, Suga said.

"Through international conferences and talks with the leaders of other countries, I have repeatedly communicated my resolve to realize a safe and secure Tokyo Games" amid the continued spread of the coronavirus worldwide, the prime minister said.

He added that he will continue such efforts.

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